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Shakira Added to 2014 “Billboard” Music Awards

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Dick Clark ProductionsShakira is the latest star to join the lineup of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

The singer and The Voice coach has been added to a bill that already includes, among others, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, OneRepublic, Ricky Martin and, via satellite, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the leading nominees, with 12 apiece.

The show will be hosted by rapper and actor Ludacris.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air this Sunday night on ABC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, starting at 8 p.m. ET. The festivities, however, get underway at 6 p.m. with the Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which will livestream on Yahoo, Billboard.com and BillboardMusicAwards.com. Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks will co-host the show.

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Katy Perry to Perform “Birthday” Live on Billboard Music Awards

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Capitol RecordsHere’s another reason to check out the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. Katy Perry will use the broadcast to perform her new single, “Birthday,” for the first time on television.

Katy will perform the song via satellite from her Prismatic world tour — she’ll be in Glasgow, Scotland Sunday night. “Birthday” of course is the song with the video that has Katy dressed as a variety of the world’s worst birthday party entertainers, though it’s not known if she’ll adopt any of those personas for her performance.

Katy’s a finalist in ten BBMA categories this year, including top artist and top Hot 100 song. Other performers on the broadcast include Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic, Pitbull and others.

The Billboard Music Awards air live on ABC Sunday, May 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Lorde to Perform New Single at 2014 “Billboard” Music Awards

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Lou RoccoLorde was recently forced to cancel some tour dates due to illness, but it seems she’s feeling better: she’s just been booked to perform on next week’s Billboard Music Awards.

The singer, who’s up for a leading 12 trophies at the awards, will perform her new single “Tennis Court” on the ABC telecast on May 18. It’ll mark the first time she will have performed the song on TV. She joins a lineup that includes Imagine Dragons — who also have 12 nominations — as well as OneRepublic, John Legend, Florida Georgia Line, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and many others.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards air live from Las Vegas May 18 on ABC.

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Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Shervin LainezFollowing the global success of the song “Let Her Go,” Passenger — the singer/songwriter born Mike Rosenberg — is getting ready to release his new album, Whispers, on June 10. Now, he’s announced a North American headlining tour in support of the disc.

The tour gets underway August 2 in Atlanta, and wraps up September 14 in San Diego. Tickets go on sale April 15.

Passenger has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, and Top Rock Song, for “Let Her Go.”

Here are the tour dates:

8/2 — Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
8/3 — Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
8/5 — Charlotte, NC, Amos’ Southend
8/6 — Washington, D.C., Echostage
8/8 — Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
8/10 — New York, NY, Central Park Summerstage
8/13 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
8/14 — Montreal, QC, Metropolis
8/16 — Toronto, ON, The Sound Academy
8/17 — Detroit, MI, St. Andrew Hall
8/19 — Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
8/20 — Indianapolis, IN, Deluxe , Old National Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
8/24 — Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
8/30 — Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
8/31 — Dallas, TX, House of Blues
9/3 — Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
9/6 — Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
9/7 — Vancouver, BC, Malkin Bowl
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